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  • His favourite word is dementia.

Liberal MP for Don Valley West (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 54% of the vote.

Today

Posted on Twitter Enjoying @JimCuddy & friends at Project Toronto Welcomes F/R for Al Mokdad family, Syrian newcomers to T.O. #DVW https://t.co/epjNJ0o0HO

Posted on Twitter Pleased to join the Macedonian Canadian community at the 25th anniv. of Independence of the Republic of Macedonia https://t.co/lObVxcm8Dg

Posted on Twitter The women @TNOthorncliffe's Community Enterprise Resource Centre have transformed the look of bazaar in Thorncliffe https://t.co/lW6sDs96hp

Posted on Twitter The ladies @TNOthorncliffe's Community Enterprise Resource Centre have transformed the look of bazaar in Thorncliffe https://t.co/GorLnSbIyN

Posted on Twitter Fun evening at the @DiasporicGenius Harvest Festival in Thorncliffe Pk. Listened to music from around the world! https://t.co/lw3uUN3MlK

Posted on Twitter Stopped by the Thorncliffe Park United Church for a Filipino dinner tonight. Great to see old friends and new! #DVW https://t.co/CeekEwVleY

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Interparliamentary Delegations Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the report of the Canada-Africa Parliamentary Association respecting its ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present e-petition 220, which received 1,166 signatures. The petitioners call on the Government of Canada to create a national ...

Three days ago

Voted No on Vote #108 on Bill C-232 Amend the Excise Act, 2001 (spirits)

Voted No on Vote #107 on Bill C-229 Amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and to make related ...

Voted No on Vote #106 on Bill C-221 Amend the Criminal Code (sports betting)

Voted No on Vote #105 That the Standing Committee on Finance be instructed to undertake a study to prepare and bring in a ...

This week

Spoke in the House on Genetic Non-Discrimination Act moved that Bill S-201, An Act to prohibit and prevent genetic discrimination, be read the second time and referred to a committee. Mr. Speaker, it is ...

Voted Yes on Vote #104 on Bill C-2 Amend the Income Tax

Spoke in the House on Air Transportation Mr. Speaker, a number of my constituents in the riding of Don Valley West, particularly in the neighbourhood of Leaside, have raised strong concerns about the ...

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by insideTORONTO.com Don Valley West MP Rob Oliphant holds electoral reform town hall meetings Don Valley West MP Rob Oliphant will host a series of town hall meetings focused on electoral reforms. The meetings will be held: • Sunday, Sept. 18, Temple Emanu-El, 120 Old Colony Rd., from 2 to 4 p.m., with special guest Ajax MP Mark Holland, ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) In wake of Orlando gay nightclub attack, openly gay Grit MP says there's still prejudice in Liberal caucus Openly gay Liberal MP Rob Oliphant says, despite having many allies in his caucus, there are still people there with a “love the sinner but hate the sin” attitude when it comes to LGBTQ rights. In an interview with The Hill Times, the MP for Don Valley ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) In wake of Orlando gay nightclub attack, openly gay Grit MP says there's still prejudice in Liberal caucus Openly gay Liberal MP Rob Oliphant says, despite having many allies in his caucus, there are still people there with a “love the sinner but hate the sin” attitude when it comes to LGBTQ rights. In an interview with The Hill Times, the MP for Don Valley ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) In wake of Orlando gay nightclub attack, openly gay Grit MP says there's still prejudice in Liberal caucus Openly gay Liberal MP Rob Oliphant says, despite having many allies in his caucus, there are still people there with a “love the sinner but hate the sin” attitude when it comes to LGBTQ rights. In an interview with The Hill Times, the MP for Don Valley ...

Spoke in the House on Shootings in Orlando Mr. Speaker, just two weeks ago, we raised the pride flag on Parliament Hill. I saw this as the joyful end of a long human rights ...

Mentioned by insideTORONTO.com Openly gay Toronto MP Rob Oliphant speaks at vigil for Orlando victims after 49 died in mass shooting Rob Oliphant always expected an attack on the gay community, like the massacre in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday, June 12, which saw 49 people gunned down in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, was a real possibility.

Mentioned by CBC.ca Orlando shooting denounced by openly gay MP of 'largest Muslim community in Canada' In the hours following the shooting — which saw some 50 people killed and 53 more injured — Liberal Don Valley West MP Rob Oliphant denounced the violence against the gay community. At the same time, he denounced anyone blaming the violent ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, Toronto has recently seen a troubling increase in violent crime, and residents, including my constituents, are concerned about the impact of gang violence on ...

Spoke in the House on Aphasia Awareness Week Mr. Speaker, the first week of June is aphasia awareness week. A third of all Canadians who suffer a stroke will develop aphasia, a condition that ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the third report of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, entitled ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Operational Stress Injuries and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in public safety officers ... I'm calling the meeting to order. This is our 16th meeting of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security. I want to welcome our ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code ... I'm speaking in favour of the amendment. I wanted the committee to be clear about a case that the Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba ruled ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Bill C-7 I'm going to call this meeting of the public safety and national security committee to order. This is our 12th meeting for this Parliament. Our purpose ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Development of a National Pharmacare Program This is an issue I care a lot about. I want to dig down a little bit and start with a case. A nurse in Vancouver ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-607 An Act to establish the office of the Veterans' Ombudsman

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-533 An Act respecting a Srebrenica Remembrance Day